Top 10 Countries that are Significant Producers of Natural GemstonesMetal_Treasure
The Top Ten
Myanmar (former Burma) is the biggest producer of rubies - approximately 90% of the total world’s supply. They produce the highest quality, most desirable rubies. A wide variety of other unique gems are also mined in Myanmar. - Metal_Treasure
One of the largest producers of sapphires. Also, Madagascar produces a wide variety of rare gems - over 50 types of gemstones. - Metal_Treasure
Russia is world’s largest producer and exporter of rough diamonds by volume, and 2nd largest by value. It is believed that Russia has the largest and richest diamond resources in the world.
Russia also produces significant amounts of garnet and alexandrite. Plus, many other gemstones. - Metal_Treasure
Botswana is the 2nd biggest biggest producer of diamond by volume (after Russia) and #1 by value. - Metal_Treasure
A prominent producer of more than 50 varieties of gems. One of the largest producers of sapphires.
They also produce Ruby, Alexandrite, Cat’s Eye Chrysoberyl, Zircon, Spinel, Tourmaline, Iolite, Peridot, and more. - Metal_Treasure
Canada is world's 3rd biggest producer of diamond by value. Some rare gems are also mined in Canada (not that diamonds aren't rare). - Metal_Treasure
Brazil is the most prolific producer of gemstones in South America. Some of the Highest Quality Gemstones come from Brazil.
1) 90% of aquamarine is mined in Brazil
2) Brazil is the largest source of imperial topaz in the world (imperial topaz is the most valued topaz) - Metal_Treasure
Colombia is the biggest producer of emeralds: approximately 70-90% of the total supply in the world.
Columbia’s emeralds are world renowned for their size, color, and quality. - Metal_Treasure
4th biggest producer of diamond in the world and the biggest producer of opal, contributing to almost 90% of the total world production of opal - Metal_Treasure
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